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Swimming With Sharks

Posted in Age-o-Meter: 4-7, Age-o-Meter: 4-8, Scare-o-Meter: 2

Swimming With Sharks

SNATCH A STORY     THE WICKED READ   Swimming with Sharks: The Daring Discoveries of Eugenie Clark By Heather Lang Illustrated by Jordi Solano Published by Whitman, Albert & Company ISBN-13: 9780807521878 Age Range: 4 – 8 Years Before Eugenie Clark’s groundbreaking research, most people thought sharks were vicious, blood-thirsty killers. From the first time she saw a shark in an aquarium, Japanese-American Eugenie was enthralled. Instead of frightening and ferocious eating machines, she saw sleek, graceful fish gliding through the water. After she became a...

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Yokki and the Parno Gry

Posted in Age-o-Meter: 4-8, Scare-o-Meter: 2

Yokki and the Parno Gry

SNATCH A STORY     THE WICKED READ   Yokki and the Parno Gry By Richard O’Neill & Katharine Quarmby Illustrated by Marieke Nelissen Published by Child’s Play-International ISBN-13: 9781846439278 Age Range: 4 – 9 Years When a Traveller family experiences a run of bad luck, an imaginative boy called Yokki lifts their spirits with tales of a magical white horse. A traditional Traveller-family folk tale which inspires hope and celebrates creativity. Told by a Romani storyteller together with a picture book author to positively reflect Travelling cultures....

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Rodzilla

Posted in Age-o-Meter: 4-7, Scare-o-Meter: 2

Rodzilla

SNATCH A STORY     THE WICKED READ   Rodzilla By Rob Sanders Illustrated by Dan Santat Published by Margaret K. McElderry Books/Simon & Schuster ISBN-13: 9781481457798 Age Range: 4 – 8 Years This just in! There’s a Rodzilla on the loose! Is he a monster…or just your typical toddler? Tune in for the full report in this riotous picture book from Rob Sanders and Caldecott Medalist Dan Santat. Rodzilla is the mightiest toddler to ever roam the streets of the city. Marvel at the sight of his chubby monstrosity. Gaze at his toothless grin. Take a whiff of his…no, don’t do that....

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Bunnies!!!

Posted in Age-o-Meter: 4-8, Scare-o-Meter: 2

Bunnies!!!

SNATCH A STORY   This slideshow requires JavaScript.   THE WICKED READ   Bunnies!!! By Kevan Atteberry Illustrated by Kevan Atteberry Published by HarperCollins Publishers ISBN-13: 9780062307835 Age Range: 4 – 8 Years When a friendly monster spots a group of bunnies in the woods, his delight is contagious! And when they’re gone, how he misses them so! With bright illustrations and a simple text, this is the most fun type of read aloud and one that mirrors most every toddler’s emotional life. Bunnies!!!, by Tickle Monster illustrator Kevan Atteberry, is...

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Disenchanted: The Trials of Cinderella

Posted in Age-o-Meter: 8-12, Scare-o-Meter: 2

Disenchanted: The Trials of Cinderella

SNATCH A STORY   Close your eyes and listen to the awesome opening to Disenchanted: The Trials of Cinderella (Tyme #2):   First hear from Ella….   …and then from Serge.   THE WICKED READ   Disenchanted: The Trials of Cinderella (Tyme #2) By Megan Morrison Series: Tyme Book Published by  Scholastic, Inc. ISBN-13: 9780545642712 Audiobook Published by Scholastic Audio Narrated by Susan Hanfield & Ramon de Ocampo Age Range: 8 – 12 Years Ella Coach has one wish: revolution. Her mother died working in a sweatshop, and Ella wants every laborer in the...

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The Nian Monster

Posted in Age-o-Meter: 4-8, Scare-o-Meter: 2

The Nian Monster

SNATCH A STORY     THE WICKED READ   The Nian Monster By Andrea Wang Illustrated by Alina Chau Published by Albert Whitman & Company ISBN-13: 9780807556429 Age Range: 4 – 8 Years Tong tong! The legendary Nian monster has returned at Chinese New Year. With horns, scales, and wide, wicked jaws, Nian is intent on devouring Shanghai, starting with Xingling! The old tricks to keep him away don’t work on Nian anymore, but Xingling is clever. Will her quick thinking be enough to save the city from the Nian Monster?   Look For It If You Dare… Local Library |...

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